It’s Not Always About Us

It's better to give, than receive

As a child, eagerly awaiting my birthday and Christmas, which happen to fall nine days apart, I was never able to fully grasp the true meaning of that old saying, told every Holiday Season, It's better to give, than receive”.  Grandparents could usually be counted on to give something you really wanted, while your parents seemed to give you the things they thought you were in need of.  Either way, the opening of the gifts was certainly a special day. While some may try to beat time and live like a modern day Peter Pan, most age and mature and all of the other attributes that describe being an adult.

With that growth comes, hopefully, a new understanding of what it truly means to give as opposed to get.

We Find Ourselves Getting More Out Of It

With that growth comes, hopefully, a new understanding of what it truly means to give as opposed to get.  Be it donating to a charity, helping that poor soul at the freeway off ramp that, for the moment anyway, is going through his or her own hard times, whatever little bit of help we can offer to the less fortunate we find ourselves getting more out of it then those in need. 

It’s Not Always About Ourselves

With age comes wisdom and the understanding that, it’s not always about ourselves and what we can get out of life, but rather what can we add to it. As we age it becomes apparent that to help, and give to others, is just the medicine we need to feel that same warmth and glow that we received when we opened those much anticipated gifts on so many Christmas mornings. As the holidays approach, one might be well advised to take a minute from his holiday planning, to think of some small measure that might benefit another, be it a family member or total stranger.